For last 5 weeks I've been trying to reboot my health. Not that I'm poorly, but rather I stopped getting any real form of exercise for the last 7 years and while I was stuck at 230lbs, it was turning from muscle to fat. 5 weeks ago I started biking again, a little at first, like 15-20 minutes riding around the building I work in. On rainy days, I'd bike inside the building (helps to have 100,000sqft not built out yet). Then I started to manage 30 minutes every workday, consistently. I also stopped the fast food lunches and have been eating .5lbs of sliced turkey and 1 Ready-Pac chef salad for lunch. I realize now that when I'm at home, I overeat, so that is something else I'll need to curb.
This weekend I decided to pick up cleats and shoes for my bike, as I was tiring of the stock pedals that I put toe clips on. On Monday, I survived my first trek onto California streets, and managed just under 11 miles of riding from home to the Shoreline marsh fields out behind Microsoft/Google/Ampitheater. Yesterday at work, I figured out a nice 5 mile loop starting from work and ending at work. There is a bit of construction on the route, but at a nice casual pace, I'm done in 30 minutes. I ache a bit, but I really need to keep pushing. I'll be 33 this year, and am really tired of being overweight. I managed to hit 220lbs last Friday, but am back up to 223lbs. More importantly my blood pressure for the first time yesterday, was in the norm. 117/77 89bpm. My BP is better, my resting heart rate isn't around 112 anymore.
I've also started eating breakfast for a change. Something I've never really done, as generally I'm a 2 meal kind of person. I'm doing oil packed sardines/brislings and miso. Then the salad and turkey at lunch. And then trying not to snack or get a huge dinner.
Just need to keep this up!